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Palermo: Old Town Bike Tour

4.8 / 5

31 reviews

Palermo: Old Town Bike Tour

From US$ 62.74 per person

Enjoy a leisurely 3-hour bike ride through the city of Palermo. Cycle through charming back streets, beautiful squares and aristocratic palaces whilst experiencing a side of Palermo often unseen.

About this activity

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Duration 3 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Italian


  • Follow a professional tour guide, who will take you along an almost traffic-free path
  • Enjoy a 3-hour guided sightseeing tour by bike
  • Taste traditional Palermo street food
  • Learn about the history of the city through your tour guide
  • Venture off the usual tourist paths to discover the narrow streets of the Historic Center
  • Ride on comfortable and well-maintained city bikes
Full description
Depart from the local office with your tour guide and set off on your cycling adventure through the city of Palermo. The flat streets of Palermo make the 3-hour cycle very relaxed and suited for people of all fitness and age levels.  Cruise through the architecturally impressive Piazza Bellini and Piazza Pretoria whilst witnessing the mixture of Arab, Norman, Byzantine and Spanish art. Visit the Piazza Marina and the oldest giant Ficus tree in Europe. Along the way, admire ancient UNESCO-listed palaces. Take a scenic, waterfront ride along the harbor whilst heading to the first Arab castle on the port of Cala. Finish your adventure by sampling some of the unique street food that Palermo has to offer, such as panelle and crocchè.
  • Guided tour
  • English and Italian speaking guide
  • Bicycle
  • Local street food sampling
  • Bottled water (each person)
  • Helmet (not mandatory)
  • Infant seat (if necessary)
  • Local taxes
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask

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Meeting point

Discesa dei Giudici n.21. From the central train station take via Roma in front of the station. Walk for 6 minutes, where Discesa dei Giudici is the first pedestrian street you'll arrive at on your left. The local office is close to the Quattro Canti square.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Passport or ID card
  • Comfortable clothes

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • Dress code is smart casual
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking
  • Not recommended for participants with back problems
  • Passenger heights must be advised at time of booking
  • Extra e-bike costs 10 Euro
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 31 reviews

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Very nice to discover the city of Palermo by bike. Easy way to tap off many highlights. You will also learn a lot about the history of the city. Our guide Laura was able to tell us a lot, in an enthusiastic and humorous way. Highly recommended for anyone who likes cycling and wants to see a lot of the city.

July 20, 2021

The bicycles provided (eBike and normal bicycles) were in good condition. Personal settings, such as saddle height, are adjusted on site. The tour guide was very ambitious! The tour was held in strong, very sympathetic Italian colored English! You should stand very close to the tour guide for the explanations, otherwise you won't understand everything due to the ambient noise! Due to the many historical sights and their own history, this tour is recommended! A recommendation from me: for better understanding, I would use headsets and a microphone!

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November 3, 2019

You have seen everything important from Palermo.

We were very happy with the bike tour. The lady who led the tour was very personable and tried very hard. Of course, the traffic was difficult and with a light drizzle that you didn't slip on the slippery pavement. The bikes were moderate, ok for me, I am 1.64m but too small for larger participants.

October 3, 2018

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